Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I can procrastinate anything

So I took this afternoon off work in the hopes I'd settle down and read my latest 600-page review book, but it just wasn't happening. Nothing against the book, which really is quite good (Sara Donati's latest). Instead, I ended up going through Amazon and collecting info on forthcoming historical novels for 2007, which you'll see if you click on the link. Yesterday, I did the exact opposite, reading the review book rather than posting all of the forthcoming title info I'd collected over the past few weeks. No, this is not my normal means of motivation, but it seems to be working at the moment.

I spotted these on Publishers Marketplace today, and they look good:

Edgar Award-winning Eliot Pattison's BONE RATTLER, a new mystery series featuring a Scottish-born indentured servant and sleuth, who solves related murders and suicides in a colonial New England backdrop of the often violent collision of Native American, European, and African cultures while providing startling insights into the founding of the United States, to Keith Wallman at Carroll & Graf, in a two-book deal, by Natasha Kern at Natasha Kern Literary Agency (NA).

And hey, a librarian novel involving intrigue:

Emilio Calderon's debut novel THE CREATOR'S MAP, about a Spanish architect in the 1930s caught in a web of intrigue involving a librarian, a prince and a map, to Scott Moyers at Penguin Press, for six figures, in a pre-empt, by Thomas Colchie, on behalf of the Antonia Kerrigan Literary Agency (NA).


  1. You and me both, sister. I can procrastinate anything too. Often it involves genealogy/family history sites. That way I feel like it's not really a waste of time *g*.

  2. Yep, I've done that - unfortunately I've run into a bunch of brick walls family history-wise, so there isn't much that can be done on that score unless I start traveling places :)